Category Archives: Law Enforcement

Can Data Help End Racism In the Justice System? Google Is Donating Millions to Find Out

Google is doing its part to help combat racism in the criminal justice system by donating $11.5 million to 10 organizations.

The tech company’s charitable arm, Google.org, announced Thursday, Feb. 23 that it would double the $5-million gift to racial justice organizations it has granted since 2015. By investing in such groups, the company aims to collect data on police behavior and criminal sentencing to better understand how racism impacts nonwhite people who encounter the criminal justice system. Read more here.

Google pledges $11.5 million to racial justice causes

Google has pledged to invest $11.5 million in support of racial justice. The money will be split between 10 different causes, $5 million will be donated to the Center for Policing Equality.

“CPE’s National Justice Database is the first in the nation to track national statistics on police behavior, including stops and use of force, and standardizes data collection across many of the country’s police departments,” says Justin Steele, a Google.org principal. Read more here.

Google.org sets aside $11.5 million for causes pertaining to racial justice

In order to promote racial justice and organizations that espouse it, Google.org has committed $11.5 million in a series of new grants for ten racial criminal justice organizations. The company started along this road last year, when it committed $3 million for the cause of advanced racial justice. With this grant, it is further strengthening its commitment to things that matter. Read more here.

Google commits $11.5M in grants to improve racial equity in the justice system

Google has committed $11.5 million in grants to organizations working to reduce racial inequalities in the criminal justice system, the company’s charitable arm announced Thursday.

The donations are intended to improve transparency surrounding police bias in departments across the country. Google says one of the biggest obstacles to fair policing is a lack of nationwide data surrounding officers’ practices and local court systems. The largest grant, $5 million, will go toward the Center for Policing Equity (CPE), which created the nation’s first database to track national statistics on police behavior. Read more here.

Google is donating $11.5 million to racial justice causes

Google will invest $11.5 million to support racial justice, the company announced in a blog post today. The funds are split between 10 different causes, with $5 million going to the Center for Policing Equality. “CPE’s National Justice Database is the first in the nation to track national statistics on police behavior, including stops and use of force, and standardizes data collection across many of the country’s police departments,” Justin Steele, a Google.org principal, writes on The Keyword blog. Read more here.

Racism In America: Google Donating $11.5 Million To Improve Justice System

Google.org, a charitable division of Google is donating $11.5 million to 10 organizations studying racial justice, according to TechCrunch. Google officials hope the money will produce statistics regarding police behavior and criminal sentencing. Last year, it donated $3 million to several other organizations who are involved in the study of racial justice. Read more here.